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VIVA Hostel

ul. Zhukovskogo, 4, Minsk, Belarus
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dublin, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I cannot understand how this hostel has been so highly rated ... Firstly the positives: Close to the train station Quick response to visa invitation and booking request Pizzeria and supermarkets straight across the road Secondly the negatives: Rooms are small - I feel it appropriate that management should upload new photographs of the rooms instead of the obviously stretched... More 

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Denmark
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67 reviews 67 reviews
41 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Apart from a reasonable central location I cannot see why anyone would recommend this place. As the Russian review of 17 November 2014 translates "no one would suggest this place...". I couldn't agree more. Lets start with the few positives: Very quick response to booking e-mail and provided support letter for visa application within a couple of hours. Note, you... More 

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Bonn, Germany
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We were a group of seven people and we had a very good stay at Viva hostel in Minsk. The hostel is located near the center, you have a 10 minutes walk to the main station and a 5 minutes walk to the underground station "Інстытут Культуры". Its a quite small hostel, that's why you should book in advance if... More 

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Thank you for your positive review! We will be happy to see you next time in our hostel! More 

Inazawa-shi, Aichi, Japan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

I like here! Very near the center. And here, hostel organise free tour. This is worth attending. Near the hostel, great sweet shop. You can buy cake around 3$. This is fantastic taste! And, you can go bran castle. I like there.

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nürnberg
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

I enjoyed my stay in Viva Hostel a lot. We travelled with our bicycles from Germany to Minsk, it was no problem to store the bikes inside and we could wash the dirty clothes for free. The receptionists Tanja and Julija were very friendly and hospitable. The registration (other accommodations dont offer this at all or not for free) took... More 

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Thank you for your positive review! We will be happy to see you next time in our hostel! More 

Dunedin, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Small cosy hostel with reasonably friendly staff. Pretty ho hum feel. Slippers given to guests on entry. Free wifi. Kitchenette consists of a kettle, a microwave and a sink. Two bathrooms with toilet. Located about 10min behind the train station but there is a grocery store/supermarket nearby.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Friendly staff who will speak English, not so big hostel, small rooms with 4 beds, I didn't see cooking facilities, shops nearby, on walking distance south of train station, there is free wi-fi but you have to bring your own computer, free towels, they are willing to invite you for your visa, I had a nice time, no complaints

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Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We actually stayed here only for 1 day because our booking was cancelled due to late arrival. While here, we met some nice people and had a good time. Also they arranged a replacement hostel for us (near the centre). Very nice crew and relaxed atmosphere. A little out of the centre but with good connections.

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Thank you for pleasant words! We try to do our best to satisfy the needs of our guests. More 

Lugano, Switzerland
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128 reviews 128 reviews
16 hotel reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We did stay in the 4 beds room and it was clean and comfortable. The hostel is at a 10min walk from the central station and around 15 minutes from the city center. The plus were: - towel and slippers given to guests - internet (wifi) working fairly well - supermarket at 200 meters The bad was only the distance... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We stayed here during ice hockey world cup and hostel is well recommended! Its not that big and feels very homely. Staff is super nice and friendly. Hostel was very clean. Location is very good too, takes less that 10 minutes to walk to the central station or there is a frequent bus that goes towards central area. If you... More 

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Address: ul. Zhukovskogo, 4, Minsk, Belarus
Location: Belarus > Minsk
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
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